Edward Teller
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"Edward Teller" was a Hungarian American/Hungarian-born American Theoretical physics/theoretical physicist who, although he claimed he did not care for the title, is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb". He made numerous contributions to Nuclear physics/nuclear and molecular physics, spectroscopy (in particular, the Jahn–Teller effect/Jahn–Teller and Renner–Teller effect/Renner–Teller effects) and Surface science/surface physics. His extension of Enrico Fermi's theory of beta decay, in the form of the so-called Gamow–Teller transitions, provided an important stepping stone in its application, while the Jahn–Teller effect and the BET theory/Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) theory have retained their original formulation and are still mainstays in physics and chemistry. Teller also made contributions to Thomas–Fermi model/Thomas–Fermi theory, the precursor of density functional theory, a standard modern tool in the Quantum mechanics/quantum mechanical treatment of complex molecules. In 1953, along with Nicholas Metropolis and Marshall Rosenbluth, Teller co-authored a paper which is a standard starting point for the applications of the Monte Carlo method to statistical mechanics.

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